The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.
Discover a Legendary US East Coast Road
Historic Route 1 is 2,450 miles of American history from Maine to Florida. This quintessential East Coast road harkens back to the 1950s and 1960s "road-trip" era. Avoid the congestion of East Coast interstates such as Interstate 95. Travel Historic Route 1 at a relaxed pace and take time to explore the historical and architectural sites, classic diners, and roadside wonders.